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    Basically I've only just come clean to my parents that I'm in second year (they thought I was in final year and would be graduating this year) so I'll be graduating next year...long story. They have already told everyone that I'm graduating this year and now they need to cover for me, but I'm not sure what they should say to people. Any ideas?
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    Are you Asian?
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    Try and say something like you decided to do a placement for a year as part of your degree?
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    you could say:

    - you have decided to stay an extra year to develop knowledge further
    - crisis happened so you have to repeat the year
    - idk if you can do this in uni but have a gap year

    thats all i have, not v good but oh well
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    What's there to hide? guilt? shame? failure?
    There's absolutely nothing to hide and you or your family shouldn't be afraid of what to say to people, ever. The less you care about what people think, the happier you become. I flopped AS level first year and like my cousins and some other people I knew, I could have easily hid my tracks etc. I didn't though, I was upfront and honest with everyone and I don't think of it as a big deal... it's life, it happens. Most success comes from failure.

    Don't know the real reason as to the late graduation but hey, you're still graduating Failed some exams? who cares. If anyone petties you for that, then why do you still even know them .. small minds lol.

    Stay positive
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    Who needs to say what to who? "Nah, he's graduating next year." Sorted.
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    (Original post by aarora)
    Try and say something like you decided to do a placement for a year as part of your degree?
    I could, but I'm doing an arts degree so I'm not sure if this counts?
    (Original post by sfaraj)
    you could say:

    - you have decided to stay an extra year to develop knowledge further
    - crisis happened so you have to repeat the year
    - idk if you can do this in uni but have a gap year

    thats all i have, not v good but oh well
    That's good thank you. A crisis did happen one year ago so people would believe this but I'm kinda past the recovery stage now... also, the first thing you said, do people often do this?
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    Why weren't you honest in the first place? It's not like your parents were going to murder you for failing a year

    Tell the other people it's a part of an integrated masters and so you'll be staying another year.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I could, but I'm doing an arts degree so I'm not sure if this counts?

    That's good thank you. A crisis did happen one year ago so people would believe this but I'm kinda past the recovery stage now... also, the first thing you said, do people often do this?
    i dont know what the crisis is but you could've had a relapse.

    as for the first one, i dont really know... im just a gcse student, so im not sure sorry
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    Is it any worse than "I failed a year and had to repeat, I was too embarrassed to tell you the truth"?

    If that's all it is, say it. Just admit you had a hard time, but got through it. It's not that big a deal.
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    Tell them you have retreated to a spiritual commune for 6 months, delaying your graduation.
 
 
 
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